Call: ICT for the elderly
The Ambient Assisted Living programme has recently launched its third call for proposals entitled ''ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons' Independence and Participation in the Self-Serve Society''. The call looks for technological solutions which allow older people to preserve and enhance their autonomy and dignity in all aspects of daily life such as the home environment or mobility, to take an active part in society and to stimulate and support the capacities required for such participation. It is particularly aimed at assisting the quality of life of the socially isolated, frail, and those suffering from chronic conditions or disabilities. Projects should be transnational in nature and involve industry (notably SMEs) and Higher Education Institutions in piloting new approaches with future market potential in terms of savings to be achieved in the cost of social and health care.
The European Commission has also launched a public consultation on how best to use ICTs to help older Europeans live more independently, and more generally to establish new ways to put ICTs at the service of the most vulnerable members of society.
Consultation (Deadline: 1 July)